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Job #: R-00104084
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Cyber Security Research and Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

The ever-evolving Cyber landscape requires the development of innovative technical solutions to support operational cyber missions through research, engineering, and development.

The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions (CSS) Operation at Leidos is seeking a motivated CNO R&D Technical Director to help architect, design, and lead a dynamic environment with a team of Cyber Engineers in reverse engineering, vulnerability research, prototyping, design, software development, integration, and test tasks to develop capabilities against a variety of technologies and platforms. As we work to reimagine the state of offensive cyber operations tooling and bring innovative technical solutions to bear over the next several years, this role is critical to help set the future direction and will report directly to the CSS CTO.

Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Expand and manage the technical direction for our internal research and development efforts regarding our offensive strategy for a $14B+ Fortune 250.

  • Work with a team of researchers within Leidos across a range of technology areas; identify synergies and collaborations with other Leidos research and development efforts.

  • Resolve highly complex problems faced by developing solutions that are innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices and leading technologies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience programming: (e.g Assembly, C, C++, Python)

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience programming offensive cyber tools and/or techniques.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems or applicable engineering field and minimum fifteen (15) years of experience in CNO R&D, computer science, information systems, or network engineering. Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience utilizing reverse engineering and debugging tools such as IDA Pro, Ghidra, Windbg, Radare2, Binary Ninja, Immunity Debugger/Ollydbg, gdb, lldb, or others

  • Experience analyzing, disassembling, and reverse engineering software binaries and/or hardware

  • Experience performing in-depth analysis (dynamic/static) on diverse set of platforms

  • Protocol analysis experience with knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols

  • Experience performing open source research & vulnerability analysis

  • Experience developing documentation and reports (analysis reports, test reports, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • US Citizen with CI Polygraph Clearance

  • Deep understanding of DoD/IC Customers that have authority to conduct cyber operations.

  • Experience identifying software vulnerabilities and developing code to demonstrate exploitation

  • Experience analyzing, disassembling, and reverse engineering software binaries and/or hardware

  • Experience performing in-depth analysis (dynamic/static) on diverse set of based platforms

  • Experience using tools to extract and analyze firmware or software

  • Demonstrated experience with programming cyber tools and techniques

  • Experience analyzing firmware of embedded devices

  • Ability to analyze network traffic for vulnerabilities

  • Developing for real time operating systems (RTOS) and interesting embedded systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver technical findings, briefings, technical presentations, and program documentation to others

Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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